Big Horn Mine Hike in Wrightwood
Big Horn Mine Hike in Wrightwood
Hiking to Big Horn Mine is one of my favorite short hikes in the Southern California area. The hike leaves from Vincent Gap and then hugs the mountainside as it takes you over to an old gold mine. Along the way, you can stop and see Vincent’s Cabin if you would like as well (download an AllTrails track for this). Please be sure to clean up your trash if you go and let me know what your favorite hikes is in the comments.
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Great Vid Josh!!! its too bad about the Riff Raff
Why would you deface nature? Like writing your name on a fallen log makes you any more important… it’s absolutely disgusting.
What time of year was this?
Did this hike back in 2017. Only we went in to explore the mine. Super dangerous in there. You can easily get lost with all the turns. In some places dropoffs of 30 feet into holes. Im sorry to see all that stupid graffiti. Humans destroy anything they touch.
after seeing …"dont go in death " on that mine entrance i decided not to go afterall🤷🏻♂️😱
I remember back when this place had 0 graffiti
By posting all these areas and how to get them you are part of the problem why these places are getting vandalized. Now a days it s all about likes👎👎
We going there this weekend
Great video as always. So many weekend trips planned for my wife and I. Disgusting that some hikes people feel it’s necessary to litter/graffiti. We all want to see real California! Thank you once again!
2:11 What is the name of the APP?
Great message at the end!
Awesome video!!! Thanks ❤️
Fantastic footage; perfect Rise and Shine hike.
Ban spray paint in cans…Seriously
Can you park with an America is Beautiful Pass?!
Unfortunately, those trail vandals are most likely not watching your channel.
Dude, you’re preaching to the choir about the graffiti and trash. If we are watching your video, we are most likely fellow hikers, that enjoy the beauty of nature, just like yourself. Skip the public service announcements. Other than that, cool video.
Imagine seeing a pristine 100 year old cabin and feeling the need to pull out your green spraypaint. SMH mankind has no hope hahaha
Please be respectful!
Thanks for posting this video, I can’t wait to do this!
Just got back from trail of 100 giants and there was trash everywhere. I picked up my backpack full of trash and as well as a trash bag. People can be disgusting.
Hi, I love you videos!!!!
A lot of graffiti throughout that hike. Teenagers and nature don’t mix
Thank you for another great video!!!
It’s sad to see graffiti anywhere!!!
I hope this trend doesn’t follow the Californians moving to Vegas. What a shame people can’t think bigger.
Amazing video Josh. California is beautiful.
It’s one of the most majestic sites I have ever seen in person. When you at at the mine and look out I just in awe
How could people not respect such a beautiful landscape 😪
Where is Kirby?
Hi Josh! Unfortunately, the audience you have here at Youtube are like-minded and not the folks who spray paint and deface our beautiful California. Damn those people!! Thanks for the video, it was well done.
Love your content bro
Which GPS app do you use?
Looks like a nice hike to a bit of history, sad about the graffiti,. Happy to see Amie back . Great job you two.
*Complains about graffiti, trash, high traffic on trails
*Has youtube channel that blows up hikes and nature spots all around California
I’ve hiked around Socal for the last 20 years and have personally witnessed the rapid destruction of many of my favorite spots within the last 4-5 years. The rise of social media has clearly played a massive part in it. YOU are part of the problem.
Thank you Josh.. one day 😅
Oh wow, oxygen wasters graffitied not only the signs but even the cabin…and the mine…and the trees.. and the rocks!
The mines are incredible!!! You should of faced ur fear and go!
A side note on the graffiti. Be careful if you see anyone tagging up anything on a trail. Trying to stop them or explain why it is wrong can anger them. There has been LA news reports on people get hurt by trying to stop tagger. It’s best to move on. Remember there’s little to no cellphone service in the mountains.
Hi hiked in to that mine in 1977 there was still a roof and a floor just outside the mine entrance beautiful place for lunch spent about 2 hrs exploring in side that mine i remember a huge room way down the entrance shaft with workshops and stairs
leading deeper into the mine
That mine has many different passages and levels fun but kinda spooky
Also saw bighorn sheep drinking from the water flowing out of the lower opening i hiked all the way down Vincent gulch to the east fork river took a week fishing all the way to Williams camp one of the best backpacking trips ever
Real BIG fish way up there
Full of trash seems to be getting more commonplace in California. It’s about time someone took a stand and got rid of this liberal ‘anything goes’ mindset . Vote red California
gps coordinates for this we can go with some buckets to clean up the trash
Very cool video. I like the hike and like the old mine. Who has the energy to go hike and graffiti? Weird
I used to frequently take that hike to the mine back in the late 1970s. There was no graphiti then. None at all. The entrance was open and I’ve hiked through much of the mine. Some of the old rail cars are still inside. There are rickety wooden ladders that lead up to upper levels and down to lower levels of the mine. Some of the quartz veins are very visible and with a little digging one could probably still extract a little gold from them. The trail washouts look the same as they did back in those days. We never needed a permit to park there so that must be some new enforcement.
Enjoyed watching your video. I know graffiti is so annoying and can really mess up many photo opportunities.
Thank you for your wonderful videos. Have fun in Montana!
Going on Friday. Can’t wait.
Nice job and so sad people destroy th he beautiful land. Thx for the request to keep it clean
Just got back from Santa Cruz Island after watching your video I had to take a weekend out, this one is definitely on the list! Thanks for all the content
Can’t understand why anyone would go through the effort of hiking so they can ruin the beauty with a can of paint. Bizarre. Selfish. Misguided.